Strength from Eating: How and what to Eat and Drink to Develop the Highest Degree of Health and Strength

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Physical culture publishing Company, 1901 - Diet - 194 pages

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Page 85 - This means actually that they are being kept down, but the sensation they derive from the immediate action of the stimulant deceives them and leads them to attribute lasting good to what, in the large majority of cases, is persistent evil. The evidence is all-perfect that alcohol gives no potential power to brain or muscle.
Page 85 - It is assumed by most persons that alcohol gives strength, and we hear feeble persons saying daily that they are being kept up by stimulants. This means actually that...
Page 86 - It is the same with alcohol. On the muscular force the very slightest excess of alcoholic influence is injurious. I find by measuring the power of muscle for contraction in the natural state and under alcohol, that...
Page 122 - Protoplasm, the centre of life and energy in every individual cell, is formed of nitrogenous matters, and nourished out of them. Every structure in the body in which any form of force is manifested is nitrogenous.
Page 89 - The liver and kidneys are disturbed in their function, one day being almost totally inactive thrcragh congestion, and the next rallying to their work and doing double duty. Every organ feels the effect of the abuse through indulgence in alcohol, and no function is left undisturbed. By degrees, disordered function, through long continuance of the disturbance, induces tissue change. The imperfectly repaired organs suffer more and more in structure until the most extensive and disastrous changes have...
Page 90 - ... the distinguished English actuary, Mr. Neison, has shown from statistical data which cannot be controverted, that while the temperate man has at twenty years of age an average chance of living forty-four and one-fifth years, the drinking man has a prospect of only fifteen and one-half years of life. At thirty years of age the temperate man may expect to live thirty-six and one-half years, while the dram drinker will be pretty certain to die in less than fourteen years.
Page 119 - FOOD ELEMENTS NOT FOOD. — By means of numerous experiments at the expense of numberless dogs, rabbits, pigeons, cats, and other animals, it has been clearly demonstrated that while the various elements mentioned are food elements, they are not in themselves food, either when taken alone or when artificially mixed. Dogs fed on albumen, fibrine, or gelatine — the constituents of muscle — died in about a month. The same results followed when they were fed on the constituents of muscles artificially...
Page 60 - ... series of experiments in different parts of this country have been reported on the value of cooking or steaming food for pigs. In these cooked or steamed barley, meal, corn-meal and shorts; whole corn; potatoes, and a mixture of peas, barley, and rye have been compared with the same food uncooked (usually dry). In ten of these trials there has not only been no gain from cooking, but there has been a positive loss, ie, the amount of food required to produce a pound of gain was larger when the...
Page 6 - THAT WHILE ANY TASTE IS LEFT IN A MOUTHFUL OF FOOD IN PROCESS OF MASTICATION OR SUCKING, IT IS NOT YET IN CONDITION TO BE PASSED ON TO THE STOMACH ; AND WHAT REMAINS AFTER TASTE HAS CEASED IS NOT FIT FOR THE STOMACH." WHAT SENSE ? When one comes to think about it, what sense is there in throwing away a palatable morsel of food when the taste is at its best, or while taste lasts at all, even if the purpose of the meal is merely to contribute to the pleasure of eating?
Page 89 - Longevity. — It is very easy to prove that the influence of alcohol, as of every other poison, is to shorten life. Dr. Willard Parker, of New York, shows from statistics that for every ten temperate persons who die between the ages of twenty-one and thirty, fifty-one intemperate persons die. Thus it appears that the mortality of liquor-users is five hundred per cent greater than that of temperate persons. These statements were based on the tables used by life insurance companies. Notwithstanding...

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